The Weslaco Museum's July exhibit in the art gallery is "Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking". The Weslaco Museum will be one of many locations that will display this traveling exhibit from the Bullock Museum in Austin, TX.
The Museum invites you to view this informational exhibit that aims to spread awareness about the dangers of human trafficking. Stories of survivors and advocates help to reveal answers to guiding questions: what is human trafficking? who does trafficking affect? what role do healthy relationships play? what is the role of social media? and what can I do?
The Weslaco Museum is hosting a “Night of Giving” on August 18 at 6 p.m. for the Not Alone exhibit. The event aims to raise awareness and donations for two organizations: Polaris Project and Love 146. The non-profits chosen work diligently on helping combat the issue of human trafficking and child exploitation. The museum encourages the community to visit the museum, view the exhibit, and donate to the cause. The event will be semi-formal and will include light refreshments.
In conjunction with the Not Alone exhibit, the UTRGV CHAPS program will have their “War & Peace on the Rio Grande, 1861 – 1867” exhibit displayed in the museum's gallery.
The exhibition was designed, developed, and produced by the CHAPS team and regional museum consultants. This traveling museum exhibit encompasses all aspects, events, people, etc., regarding the Civil War era along the US-Mexico border. It is a fascinating piece of history not many valley residents are aware of. Come and learn something new at your Weslaco Museum!
The Weslaco Museum proudly showcases artists whose works reflect the culture and spirit of our community. Emerging or established, solo or collaborative, scholastic or self-initiated, the Artists’ Gallery features a new exhibit each month that conveys a sense of home. Selfies with Frida, Tinaco by moonlight, portraits of conjunto musicians who brought their sounds from the fields to the radio – the Weslaco Museum celebrates the people and places and experiences that help to shape our community.
The historical side of the Weslaco Museum holds a number of permanent exhibits that cover our history from the prehistoric age of the dinosaurs through the 20th century, including:
The Weslaco Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and archives, many of which are on regular display. However, we have such a large collection that we cannot possibly exhibit all of our items at once. Artifacts - objects - are kept in our storage room, cataloged into several groups: kitchen & housewares; cameras; clothing, hats & shoes; military & civic duty; geology; as well as several others. Archives - papers and documents - are kept in our records room. Artifacts and archives are made available for research to those individuals who submit a formal request.
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